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of tales of heroism. tonight, national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the story of a soldier recognized for going far beyond the call of duty. >> reporter: soldiers call it the most dangerous place in the world. the war documentary illustrated how dangerous it was in afghanistan. a lot of men became heroes out there. just one was chose p for the medal of honor, the first living recipient of the nation's highest medal for valor since vietnam. 25-year-old staff sergeant justa from cedar rapids, iowa assigned to the 173rd airborne brigade in italy told us what he remembered october 25th, 2007 when he rescued two fl low soldiers while taking heavy enemy fire. >> we walked into an l-shaped ambush. you could see the muzzle flashes from bullets leaving the enemy's guns that weren't too far away. everyone was at risk. sometimes they whistled, sometimes they cracked. so close you got hit, but not hurt close, and the close where it snaps by your head, but you're not hit. and then there's the whiz, that's a little bit further away than the crack. >> reporter: he saw sergeant josh bren
powerful. jennifer stefano and dallas tea party founder. welcome to both of you. jennifer, we are already getting reports that some of the tea party candidates are surging significantly. the delaware race more dramatically. what do you think is going on here, jen? >> i think the republican establishment very much underestimated the tea party and our organizational abilities and ability to raise money. i think when we first came on the scene they like to pat our heads and say great job protesting and hold up the signs and make trouble for the democrats and when we wanted to have a say in our own party they balked and they thought we would event waltly go away and go back to our homes our jobs. we went home and organized and got ready and now taking it straight to the people and the people are working to get the candidates elect. >> the argument has been among the traditional party of establishment that you might like and fall in love with a tea party candidate but you will sour quickly when you see how he or she fares in a general election. we have seen cases where initially come out the g
arabia. national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells us what the u.s. is selling. it would be the largest arms deal in u.s. history. 60 billion dollars in military aircraft to saudi arabia's air force over the next ten years. the pentagon officials say the deal would include 84 f-15 fighter jets. 70 apache helicopters, 72 blackhawks and 60 little birds followed by a 30 billion dollar package to improve saudi's naval defenses. if congress approves the sale. it's designed to send a signal to neighboring iran, whose march toward nuclear weapons is of growing concern to its arab neighbors. >> every message that the u.s. sends is being heard loud and clear in iran and certainly any sign that the u.s. and saudi arabia are deepening their defense relationships, certainly any sign that saudi arabia will have a stronger deterrent force, i think, enters into the calculations of the iraniaeye rain. >> reporter: there could be a political component. boeing argues the sale could support up to 77,000 jobs in 44 states. the u.s. doesn't buy f-15's anymore and the line was slated to be cl
. jennifer griffin at the pentagon now. >> reporter: we spoke to staff sergeant junta from his post in dedly and he describe wad t was what it was -- described what it was like. >> lots of bull lets and lots of rpgs. lots of bullets. it is hard for me to explain it to someone who doesn't know. i'm a soldier. sometimes they whistle, sometimes they crack. there is the close you just got hit but you're not hurt close and then the close where it snaps by your head but you are not hit. and then there is the whiz, that is a little further away than the crack. >> but staff sergeant giunta didn't grow up wanting to be a soldier. >> i was working at subway at the time and mopping the floors and it was 10:00 at night and the radio is on and this he started saying the army recruiter is giving out free t-shirts and i'm a sucker for a free t-shirt i guess. >> we will have the entire interview tonight at 6:00 p.m. on bret baier's special report. please tune in. >> shepard: thank god they were giving out free t-shirts. what an amazing man he is. we would never have known him and the military would never ha
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